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Shipwrights by Improbable Escapes

Shipwrights by Improbable Escapes​An immersive ‘escape room’ experience with nautical-themed puzzles and challenges. Suitable for groups of 2-6 people.

Special Events

There’s always something new on the horizon. Discover our upcoming events, spread the word, and mark your calendar.

Children &
Youth (Age 5-13)

Programs to ignite curiosity and provide opportunity for exploration! Delivered virtually or in-person, these group programs can be adapted for ages 5-13.

Nautical
Nights

The Nautical Nights Speaker Series, in partnership with Kingston Yacht Club (KYC), has become an annual tradition at the Great Lakes Museum.

Lifelong
Learning

Life-long learning is a journey of continuous growth and development, enriching our lives with new knowledge and perspectives. Immerse yourself in the history of the Great Lakes!

About the
Collection

Archives and artefacts. A library collection covering all aspects of Canadian shipping and marine heritage. Photographs, shipping company collections and shipbuilding and design collections.

Ship Lists

A selection of unique registers of ships and individuals that were compiled to facilitate the research process.

Ways of Giving

Donate your time. Donate your money. Become a member. Leave a gift in your will. There are many ways to support the museum and we appreciate your interest in supporting the Great Lakes Museum!

The Story of the Great Lakes Museum

‘Know the Ropes’ – Museum News & Stories

Explore the rich maritime history of the Great Lakes, read the stories of our artefacts, find out interesting information to share at your next party! Know the Ropes shares a mix of museum news and interesting stories.

Get to know your Great Lakes Museum

 

Great Lakes Museum

Our Story

Established in 1975 by a group of local divers who sought to protect the artefacts of the shipwrecks they explored.

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Museum Staff

Get to know the officers aboard our team! 

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Museum Board

Our Board is a dedicated, passionate and professional group of volunteers who believe in the value of community organisations and the potential for the Museum to contribute to the future of its community.

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A Career at the Museum

We connect people to the maritime heritage of Kingston and the Great Lakes. Bring your love of history and unique set of skills to the Great Lakes Museum!

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‘Know the Ropes’

Stay up-to-date on museum news or dive a little deeper with our curated blog posts .

KNOW THE ROPES »

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Rent Our Space

Looking for a unique and inspiring venue fo ryour next event? Consider a waterfront location unlike any other.

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Media

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Contact Us

Question or query to need answers to? Send us a message.

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